|List Is Ambient|
Ambient 1: Music for Airports
We begin... at the beginning.
When I Live in the Garden by the Sea
Bitches listed this as an LP. Contains some classic Tom Hanks in "As I Drift
Off". Really moving, among the best Eluvium's done
|3||A Winged Victory for the Sullen|
A Winged Victory for the Sullen
Reviewed. Maybe one day I'll make a list without this album.
|5|| ||MONO / World's End Girlfriend|
Palmless Prayer / Mass Murder Refrain
Violin + Piano = happy Stranger.
Eulogy For Evolution
More "classical/ post-rock which is effectively ambient because genres are
allowed to overlap since listing a 3-d spectrum with 2-d categories does not
|7||Stars of the Lid|
The Ballasted Orchestra
|8||Natural Snow Buildings|
The Dance of the Moon and the Sun
Reviewed. Really atmospheric folk-ambient, recreating the lonely woodland
of northern England.
|10||Carbon Based Lifeforms|
World of Sleepers
Not so much woodland as tropical rain-forest. Acid influences and
environmental soundbites ("what about the forests?") strewn all over the
place. Good stuff.
|11||The Future Sound of London|
Reviewed. A journey through outer-space where you skip all the parts in
between the awesome.
Pale Blue Dot
Similar to above, but goes about it in a more traditional drone way.
Look at the album cover, that's what the album is like.
The Lonely Robot
More nice and warm and fuzzy and friendly ambient.
Harmony in Ultraviolet
We are not worthy.
Does It Look Like I'm Here?
Psybient time!!one! Amazingly relaxing, and goes down well with the
wannabe-rasta crowd. Creeps in a bit of dance in places, which surprises.
Tales of the Inexpressible
Selected Ambient Works 85-92
Getting all the classics out the way.
Been plundering in to soundtracks recently, some great stuff has come up.
|22||Clint Mansell, Kronos Quartet & Mogwai|
The Fountain OST
Let's be honest, it's a stretch to call this whole album ambient, but just
know that if I dies during "Death is the Road to Awe" I probably wouldn't
A Clockwork Orange
For when things go all horror show, brother.
Silent Hill 2
Speaking of horror.
Oh shit oh shit oh shit hidehidehidehidehidehide!
Is it safe to come out yet?
|28||The Future Sound of London|
Easing out now. It's too good to hide yourself away from.
|29|| ||Nicolas Jaar|
Don't Break My Love
Still on edge, things are getting more active now though.
|30||Oneohtrix Point Never|
Now this takes a lot of time to wrap your head around. Worth it though.
An Empty Bliss Beyond This World
Take 20's dance hits and make them creepy. His artist page tells me he has
a new release out this year, will be jumping onto that when this list is
Bye Bye Gridlock Traffic
Reviewed. Some really warm, subtle brilliance from a pretty young guy.
We're talking almost AFX levels of expertise.
Whisper Me Wishes
Classical/ techno/ ambient. The ratings are mostly bare for this guy, if
you're into your The Flashbulb/ Aphex Twin/ anything on this list you'll love
Sines and Singularities
Maybe an little bit too fast, but fuck it.
Tim Hecker-like. Maybe with a tiny bit less heavenly aura around it though.
Chasing After Shadows...Living with the Ghosts
Spectra and all that.
Program Music I
These Japanese people and their minimalist classical... really have to start
digging into more of this stuff.
Can we get a review for this from someone more competent than I am,
Warm, homespun techno type stuff from an absolute hero. "Cheese
Cowboy" will be imbedded into your head after listening to "Ende". So cute.
|40||Sleep Research Facility|
Just picked this up off the net after someone (Rev?) brought it up in
someone else's list. Am digging hard.
Tiny bit patchy, but there's some incredibly moving classical stuff on here.
|42|| ||Aes Dana|
More organic ambient.
A Flock of Bleeps
This the same guy as Shpongle? Not a clue, fucking brilliant though.
New Age of Earth
Really soft, sleepy stuff.
Thought I'd sneak this in near the end. Drifts in and out of the genre, but
it's an absolute masterpiece nonetheless.
|46||Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky|
Symphony No 6. in B-Minor, Op. 74
Oh look at me I'm so fucking sophisticated.
7 hours. The Iron Man of ambient music.
|48||Natural Snow Buildings|
Daughter of Darkness
6 hours! And it's pure drone this time!
|49|| ||Deaf Centre|
Kind of cold and lonely, but beautiful nonetheless. Just like my ex-gir... I
won't go there.
And to think I nearly forgot this.